A group of researchers from Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center published clinical trial data in the journal Clinical Drug Investigation that discussed the relationship between Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and marijuana. The results found that consumption of oral tetrahydrocannabinol (THC; psychoactive marijuana substances) was able to help reduce the symptoms of these chronic disorders. To investigate the relationship between tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and PTSD, a team of researchers from Israel included Dr. Raphael Mechoulam studied 10 chronic PTSD people. The researchers gave 5 milligrams of THC twice a day in the form of Kentucky hemp. The study found that 3 out of 10 people experienced “side effects” from treatment, but they did not clarify what the effects were. But these effects are not so bad that they continue the therapy.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an acute anxiety condition which arises after a person experiences extreme traumatic experiences. These conditions are often associated with war, but there are many things that can trigger PTSD, such as plane accidents, the sudden death of loved ones, rape, tsunami natural disasters and so forth. In the past, THC was always associated with acute symptoms, low sleep quality, frequent nightmares, and hyperarousal PTSD symptoms. Now they conclude that THC is a safe and tolerable substance for chronic PTSD patients. For researchers, this finding is not so surprising. As said by Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML (American Marijuana Legalization Organization), “In 2013 researchers at New York University School of Medicine showed that PTSD subjects had decreased anandamide production; marijuana neurotransmitters that function provide happiness. “
There is no accurate data regarding the number of people who have PTSD. But if we look at the news on television, almost all of the content is about traumatic events. Tsunami natural disasters a few years ago, aircraft accidents in Ukraine, wars between countries and religions, and others. Seeing these conditions, it is not impossible that many of our citizens experience symptoms of PTSD. In America, the most common therapy is to use medication.